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2/17/18 9:54 P

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i found out last year that I am allergic to wheat, soy, oats, eggs, mustard, sesame, corn, nuts, and this list goes on and on. Especially when you factor in all the variations of those products. (corn = corn syrup, corn flour, cornstarch)

If i don't take those into consideration I find that I can no long drink soda. Diet or not diet, they all make me so sick. They taste so much like chemicals to me now. Every once and a while i still crave soda, but i drink some water with a splash of juice (usually unsweetened cranberry juice) and occupy my hands with some sort of craft.



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As I've gotten older, my list of CAN tolerate is much shorter than those I cannot.
A surprise since I've been in Sparking though, we got a free small popcorn (no butter type added) at the movies and it gave me GERD something wicked. Tried twice, but now it is in my not list.



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Broccoli
Salad greens
Cucumbers
Fried food
Green bell peppers
Spicy food
Raw Onions
and the list goes on and on

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2/17/18 1:58 P

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Archimedes,

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It has taken me years to learn these lessons too. I do my best not to beat myself up and give myself credit for learning, figuring it is better late, than never.

Even though many foods give my body grief, I do not find myself feeling deprived because I feel so much better now than I did before. The ill effects experienced upon eating foods not appreciated by my body are simply not worth it to me.

Yeah. No food tastes so good than I am willing to suffer ill health, physical pain, and discomfort. Nope. I choose not to do that to myself.

In retrospect, it is amazing how much discomfort I tolerated and simply accepted as normal, when it really was not. I am happy to be more aware of my body's needs.

Keep making healthy choices and may you be richly rewarded with renewed health and well-being!


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2/16/18 4:06 P



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Hi, Jean !

Fried food has been a life long issue for me. But like Sheryl, I didn't recognize it until I started paying closer attention to what I ate. When I was young, my family would go to Hampton Beach in NH. We'd always get fried dough (funnel cake for your west coast sparkers). I never understood why I'd be sick to my stomach on the way home. It couldn't be the fried dough or fried clams. Those tasted too yummy.

Now, I know. But it took years to learn these lessons.


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2/16/18 2:55 P

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ARCHIMEDESII,

I have found that there are certain foods that my body does not tolerate. It has been quite the eye-opener.

Fried food was an issue for me long before I began focusing on a healthy lifestyle in earnest. Given what I have learned in the last 4 years of nutrition tracking, I wonder how much that intolerance has to do with the oils used.

Things like banana chips and potato chips can be more of an issue for me because of the food additives contained and not necessarily the particular food.

So, it can be tricky business for me. Is it the food? Is it additives? Is it food preparation method? Any or all of the above?

That's why I just love the Spark Nutrition Tracker. Having this information available has really supported my efforts in sorting this stuff out for myself.

We are all so different. What I cannot tolerate may be entirely fine for another.

Keep up the good work! It sounds like you are doing a good job of recognizing what does and does not support your body.

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2/16/18 12:56 P

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Milk I just can't even with milk. It tastes like decomp to me. (If I knew what that tasted like)

I can eat cheese and butter, but milk is nasty

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2/15/18 10:43 P

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SOME ... not all eggs...

what I've discovered is that a lot of the corporate egg farms use soy in the food that they give the chickens to eat. I have a soy allergy that I discovered (insert long story here), and that evidently passes through to the eggs.

Sooo very often processed foods or fast food restaurant foods use these cheaper eggs from farms using soy in the food, and I'll end up with the same pains as I get from soy. Granted, a lot of fast food has soy proteins and other soy derivatives, so how could I tell it was just the egg? In those cases, no, I can't - but it hardly matters because I will still get my soy reaction whether its only one component that has soy or if every ingredient has soy in it... But... I've eaten just an egg, only one egg, from the mass produced egg farms and I'll get that pain. I go to the farm and get eggs from farmers who only allow their chickens to run through the pastures and scratch what they can...those eggs are fine, don't bother me.

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2/15/18 2:34 A

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Bananas :( for some reason my stomach just doesn't tolerate them anymore.

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2/14/18 9:57 P

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Red wine, red meat, cured meats like bacon and salami, Italian food with red sauce. I can still eat all of these these things, but more than a tiny amount, or too close to bed, and I get horrible heartburn.

There are a lot of foods I just no longer have a taste for--packaged desserts like twinkies, or cookies, processed cheese, processed box meals like Kraft Dinner (which I used to love).

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2/14/18 7:26 P

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real candy raisins



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2/14/18 6:51 P

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Not a physical reaction but salt. I used to LOVE fries. I can't stand the saltiness. (please don't tell me I can get them without the salt. it keeps me away from the Golden Arches.)


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JAPAGGEO,

I still eat meat, but in significantly smaller portions than when I was obese. I'm probably classified as a flexitarian. I eat mostly vegetarian, but still eat some meat.
And like you, a lot of yogurt and cheese. so I will never be a vegan.

Like others, my stomach doesn't seem to like highly processed foods like those plastic wrapped cheese slices. So, I spend a little extra for better quality cheese. and I found a local Greek store that make the most amazing home made Greek yogurt !!



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2/14/18 1:52 A

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2/14/18 1:03 A

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I can't believe it but I can't eat meat anymore. I'm a meat and fish lover and my body building "boys" always had so much meat in the house I just broke off from it. I think it may be a fad as I was overwhelmed with meat, meat meat.
So I guess that makes me a vegetarian. Something I thought I'd never be. Now I am also a part time vegan, but love my yogurt and cheeses.

Has this or something simple happened to anyone else??
Like a switch flipped??

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2/13/18 11:43 P

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sodas, snack cakes, cold cuts, processed meats, fast food
they give me heartburn.
I think when they were part of my normal eating habits, I never connected them with the indigestion they gave me...Now I know better.

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2/13/18 9:18 P

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For me it's fried foods and most restaurant foods. Afterward I feel horrible, sometimes for days, like I swallowed a bunch of rocks or something.



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I've found that increasing age has also changed some of my old favorite choices! I used to be able to eat lots of apples...not so much anymore. The real one that "got me" was when I realized artichokes are on my "very limited" list. I could eat two for dinner, and one for lunch the next day.... Ah now...1/2 every other day still causes digestive upset. I wonder in part if getting rid of the unhealthier foods which filled much of my digestive tract actually allowed my body to react to the inulin in the artichokes?!! C'est la vie!!
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I can eat just about anything I want. I will say that regular soda I do not have very often at all. It's like swallowing a bowl of sugar anymore. Don't get me wrong, I would gladly eat a bowl of sugar. I just don't want to drink it. Coke Zero, water, and milk are my mainstays these days. Unless it's mixed with whiskey. Then all bets are off. :)

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I can't really eat cheese anymore. It doesn't upset my stomach so much. It makes me feel overly tired and just bla.

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2/13/18 11:46 A

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during the reintroduction phase of my last Whole30 I discovered that I cannot eat cheese any more.
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I'm sure I will on occasion have a bite of cheese because I LOVE IT, but it does not like me!

Pasta seems to be another one that causes digestive issues. I can use zoodles or spaghetti squash as a replacement.

I do have to limit fried foods to the rare indulgence. My friend from girl's week makes the best fried chicken, and I will eat that once a year when we are all together.

I think sugar causes skin issues for me. I've noticed both times that I've done Whole30 my skin issues have gotten much better (or gone away completely). After my first Whole30 eventually I wasn't as diligent with limiting sweets and had a skin tag show up on my temple. About 10 days after my second Whole30, it was gone. I've continued to limit sweets and added sugar since then...all clear.

I don't really eat bread any more. I'm not sure if it causes any issues. I am starting Whole30 again tomorrow for Lent...actually, closer to Whole50 with 40 days of Lent plus Sundays! I do love whole grain bread, so I will likely try to reintroduce bread in April when this round of Whole30 ends.

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I can still eat them, but they just don't taste as good.

Fried chicken. I had a calzone on Sunday from a pizza place. Not good

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2/13/18 11:07 A

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Over the years of gradually changing my diet, I've found that I now really dislike anything that is just "sweet". I used to spend many hundreds of dollars per year with a locally renowned confectioner. A few months in to focusing on my diet, I bit in to my former-favourite specialty "dark chocolate truffle" and had tears spring out of my eyes and had to spit it out, since the amount of sugar was so overwhelming to my palate. Soon after that I almost burst in to tears at a family dinner when I had the same result from biting in to my aunt's chocolate peanut butter cheesecake (an annual tradition, which I LOVED and had soooo looked forward to having). I no longer buy from any of the local candy makers (since they make "candy" and not "chocolate") but will import good dark (80% or more) chocolate, and only eat my own baked goods. I use mostly whole fruits for sweetening, with a bit of blackstrap molasses (for the iron and flavour) and only occasionally a bit of maple syrup (since my husband still prefers things a bit more sweet). The overall depth of flavour is so wonderful when it is not masked with that overwhelming "sweet"!

I've never been a fan of most deep-fried foods (only exception is very occasional onion rings, and only certain kinds --- that hasn't changed!), so that hasn't been an issue for me.

Sadly, health issues and physical changes have made a lot of my favourite foods indigestible to me now (leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables, most raw vegetables, most pulses), so I am constantly modifying my diet to still get the nutrients that I need with a flavourful and satiating variety. Happily, there are still a great variety of fruits and veggies and grains for me to play with and enjoy!

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2/13/18 9:43 A

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I can have sugar but it has to be in very small quantities and spread out like I can't have a small amount every day I can have a small amount every couple of weeks otherwise I have a bad reaction to it.

Soda makes me feel sick if I have more than 1/2 a can.

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My list is way too long...but basically gluten, soy, dairy and a few other odd veggies...oh sugar too



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2/13/18 6:17 A

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When I lost weight the first time around, I discovered I am allergic to oats! My eyes get all sticky and I get congested. It makes me sad because I love oatmeal and I know done right, it can play a great role in healthy eating. But, I prefer to breath comfortably. :)

I also avoid bland appearing meals. Maybe it's along the lines of your fried foods, Arch? I have to have a healthy serving of fruits and/or vegetables with my meals to brighten things up. A hung of meat with a side of something starchy and a bit of corn just doesn't appeal to me any more. I am envisioning one of the first meals I saw my ex husband prepare with a piece of meat, some white sauce, and white bread. I flat out refused to eat it so I sat there while he, his mom, and brother ate.

I am with you on the nasty crunchy banana chips. Blech. I have had banana chips made in a home dehydrator and those were tasty, probably because they weren't little slabs of rock...lol.

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Since you have changed your diet and have started to eat more healthfully, have you noticed there are certain foods you can't eat anymore ? And not because you consider these foods off limits.

Have you noticed there are foods you can't eat because they upset your stomach ?

For me, it's fried foods. I love fried chicken. I love fried clams. I love chicken parmesan. But I noticed that if I eat too much fried food, I get really sick to my stomach. If I eat fried food, I can only eat a really small portion.

Same thing with pepperoni. I love pepperoni, but it doesn't love me. So if I'd like to enjoy a piece of pizza, I choose the veggie toppings over the meat. Once again, not because of the calories, but the excess oil/grease.

Yesterday, I added banana chips to the list of foods I can't really eat. I bought a bag of fruit/nut trail mix that had those crunchy banana chips. Ate a couple and decided they were gross tasting. maybe I got bad chips, so I had a friend try one. he said they were great.

I've had the same reaction to potato chips. If the chips are too oily or high in fat/grease, I can't eat them.

How about you ?




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